“Tears are words that need to be written.” Paulo Coelho
Words are an incomplete and weak translation of emotions.
We try to capture what we feel, that visceral expression of pain or joy that borders on religious experience and then put it on paper, a dilution of the power from those indescribable moments by inscribing our impressions thereof for others. We reduce a billion synaptic blasts to symbols, hoping that the symbols can key off even a small percentage of the same in our readers.
And we fail.
Even if someone has lived through a similar pain or joy, we can only recreate the faint echoes no matter how powerful our words. And yet we still strive to translate and transcribe our feelings and thoughts to share, to cry upon the page until there are no more tears.